On day 4 of his “Fight for Kentucky” bus tour, Attorney General Daniel Cameron rolled into Henderson a bit after 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
More than 75 backers packed into the local Republican headquarters on Second Street to hear Cameron repeat many of the campaign talking points he’s made the past few months. He framed his short stump around the theme, “Crazy versus normal,” claiming Gov. Andy Beshear’s policies aren’t in line with Kentuckians’.
Speaking for about 10 minutes, Cameron several times compared Beshear to President Joe Biden and said Democratic economic policies have hurt Kentuckians.
“We want to give you more money in your pocket,” Cameron said, indicating he’d eliminate income tax in the commonwealth.
He also claimed that Beshear let out 2,000 inmates from state jails during COVID-19 pandemic and that 50% of those were later charged with another crime.
Another claim Cameron made was that 50% of Kentucky students read at grade level and 29% do math or science at grade level. He said schools need to teach the basics of reading, writing and math and not be “incubators for liberal and progressive” ideas.
Cameron was confident about his chances, saying after the ballots are counted Tuesday, “we’re going to have a new governor in Kentucky.”
Other politicians who spoke were Henderson’s Robby Mills, Cameron’s running mate; Jonathan Shell, who is running for state agriculture commissioner; Mark Metcalf, who is running for state treasurer; and state Rep. Jonathan Dixon, who represents Henderson.
Campaign officials said the tour would continue Friday and Saturday, and Cameron would be in Elizabethtown, his hometown, on Monday.